Puzzle Trio 18
||I have 4 playing cards. They are the
Ace of Clubs, King of Hearts
Queen of Spades, Jack of Diamonds.
They are laid out in a line so that
the King is to the right of the Queen;
the Queen is to the left of the Jack;
and NO two cards of the same colour
are next to each other.
In which of the positions (1, 2, 3 or 4) is the Ace?
The most famous of British admirals, Horatio Nelson,
was born on the 29th September 1758.|
On which day of the week was he born?
||Meeting an old friend with two young children, I asked their ages and, being a mathematician, she told me that the product of her age and each of the two children's ages gave the answer 2,450.
After a pause for thought, I said 'That gives too many possibilities. What is the sum of your three ages?'
'The same as your age' she said
That still left me with a choice but, observing that the children were clearly not twins, my original question was now answered.
How old was my friend?